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First Pitch: Re-Creating Russell Martin in the Aggregate

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about how Chris Stewart would be the best option for the Pittsburgh Pirates at catcher if Russell Martin leaves as a free agent. The idea that Martin will leave seems likely. He’s reportedly looking for a five-year deal at $75-80 M, which is close to Brian McCann money (5 years, $85 M). I’m not even sure if Brian McCann deserved Brian McCann...
Via Pirates Prospects
11 days ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Is Chris Stewart the Best Catching Option If the Pirates Can’t Re-Sign Martin?

The Pittsburgh Pirates brought in Chris Stewart last year to serve as a defensive specialist behind Russell Martin. Stewart did not exactly specialize in defense during the 2014 season. The catcher posted his best year ever offensively, with a .693 OPS that was over 100 points higher than his career numbers entering the season. That was largely fueled by a .364 BABIP, which is way...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees trade Chris Stewart to Pittsburgh for another bucket of fried chicken

The Yankees today traded catcher Chris Stewart to Pittsburgh for what is expected to be an obscure low-end prospect, meaning the Yankees are cornering the market on obscure former Pirate minor leaguers.  (See A.J. Burnett for Diego Moreno and Exicardo Cayones.)  We weren't going to offer Stewart a 2014 contract, so at midnight, he would become a free agent. Apparently, Brian...
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Re-Sign or Let Him Walk: Chris Stewart

After letting Russell Martin sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates last offseason, the New York Yankees went into Spring Training with a pair of catchers battling for the starting job — Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart. The Yankees really liked Cervelli, and he even decided against playing for his country in the World Baseball Classic so he could focus on winning the starting job...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Getaway Day Thoughts: Apparently, Chris Stewart's great play at Fenway didn't galvanize the team

I'm off on a National Lampoon Family Vacation, leaving the house keys to Mustang for a week. I might fire off a furious, blood-inked note from some wi-fi hobo jungle - Mt. Waldman is ready to pop - but probably, I'll self-medicate with my head in a bucket of ice-water.Getaway Day thoughts:1. Chris Stewart's catch/throw out - the greatest moment of 2013 - spared us from...

The quietly winning ways of the New York Yankees

The New York Yankees have always won ballgames. But hardly ever in the manner they are now. In Seattle, catcher Chris Stewart emerged as the latest hero for the Yankees Since 2002, the aptly-named Bronx Bombers have finished in the top five among all major league teams in runs scored every year but one. The lone exception – 2008 – coincided with the only time in the past 18 years...
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees C Chris Stewart taken to the hospital

Yankees catcher Chris Stewart has been taken to the hospital after experiencing symptoms similar to the ones that forced him out of Saturday night's game due to dehydration. Stewart was removed from the starting lineup Sunday night against Boston, and the Yankees say he will undergo further evaluation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Stewart left Saturday night's 11-1...
Via Fox Sports
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Stewart, Is It His Time?

  Chris Stewart went 2 for 4 in the Yankees’ win over the Detroit Tigers today, which begs the question, “should Stewart start seeing more playing time over the under achieving Russell Martin?”
Via Bronx Pinstripes
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

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